- Feb. 1, 2020
-- Maiden Manzanal-Frank, an acclaimed organizational development expert from Central Alberta, advanced forward-thinking insights on how business leaders can respond positively and powerfully in a slow recovering economy.
The event, Strategy and Growth: Riding the Waves of Recovery
, in partnership with the Leduc and Westakiwin Chamber of Commerce, concentrated on four elements that can unlock the potential of businesses and organizations to ride on the waves and not get drowned by self-constraints and external pressures. These are: maintaining the health and wellness of the organization, having the right tools and strategies at their disposal to deploy on the account of new realities and dynamics of the marketplace, increased capacity which means better knowledge, skills, and behaviors, and mining opportunities and going after them in a proactive and strategic manner.
The event gathered business leaders from the accounting, consulting, health, IT, association, and service sectors which are tasked to help entrepreneurs increase their capacities to become successful in their enterprises. Lively discussions between the leaders emphasized that while cash is king, there are numerous ways to increase value for clients and customers, enlarge the offerings, reduce the costs of acquisition which will then lead to the return on equity. Also, the leaders emphasized that in tough times, team and workplace health and well-being is a number one priority. Positivity is an infectious and powerful culture that can be galvanized especially in difficult conditions when things do not go well as planned.
Due to its success, Jennifer Garries, Executive Director of the Leduc and Wetaskiwin Chamber of Commerce echoed what leaders have remarked that there should be more conversations with entrepreneurs and business leaders who can share and learn best practice and insights from one another in a peer and collegial environment.
Manzanal-Frank helps organizations excel in what they do and transform their complex issues to breakthroughs. Known as the Strategy Maven, Manzanal-Frank is an award-winning consultant, advisor, speaker, and mentor to many aspiring social innovators around the world. She is currently teaching at the Centre for Continuing Education at Red Deer College. You can visit her website at http://www.globalstakesconsulting.com/
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